Which other cruiser would you consider besides the 9? I can't really think of one that compares....The Rocket is a fun and powerful bike, to be sure. The only parts I didnt like about it when I test rode it was the styling wasnt new to me, it seemed to classic looking and feeling when I sat on it. It wasnt as comfortable for a passenger than the 9, and it did get hot.
There are not enough negatives about it to rule out though, I do like that bike a lot, it sounds awesome and pulls hard. You will have to demo, think about it, demo some more and then continue to think about it. If I could trade my 9 for a rocket I wouldnt do but as far as another cruiser, I would definitely consider it.
Who am I? I seen V-max on the track. Never seen a Busa Beat by One. Yes it is a Bad ass Cruiser but it aint all you make it out to be!!!Have any of you heard of the baddest curiser ever produced, the VMAX.
No stock cruiser in history has ever beat the Vmax, it is the King of the
cruisers. All the motorcycle mags. agree. From 1985 thru 2007 the original
Vmax with it's 1200 cc V4 puts out 147 HP stock, and will beat the Rocket
and the Nine and any other curiser out there. Only the top sport bikes
(Busa, Kaw, Honda, etc.) will beat the 1985 thru 2007 Vmax, but they are
not curisers. Then in 2009 to present the second generation Vmax with its
1700 cc V4 and 200 HP is still not only the king of curisers, but will take on
and beat the Busa, Kaw, Honda sport bikes in the qt, mile. I own both
the Nine and first generation Vmax and I can tell you from my experience
that the Vmax is faster in the qt. or red light to red light than either the
Nine or the Rocket, I have raced both in the Vmax, and beat them. I can
tell you that the Nine is faster than the Rocket, in fact the Nine is a VERY
close second to the first generation Vmax! However, you must remember the Vmax is a V4, not v-twin like the Nine. Also, the Rocket is a stright 3.
So, when all is said and done the Nine is not only the fastest V-twin, but
can also beat the 3 cylinder Rocket. Making the NINE NOT ONLY THE
FASTES V-TWIN , BUT ALSO BEATING THE 3 CYLINDER Rocket.
:agree: And thanks Bob that was funny!!!!!!Go ride one and see which one feels the best for you. and which looks the best to you. I personally think the 9 is the most comfortable bike I have ever owned, but the next guy may or may not agree. So go decide for yourself.:bigthumbsup: As far as power , how much does that matter?? if you have alot of cash anything can run hard:joke:
Thats weird because I have yet to see a Busa or a Zx14 beat a 2009/2010 Vmax in the 1/4 mile . Maybe the guys on the Vmax's are just better riders?Who am I? I seen V-max on the track. Never seen a Busa Beat by One. Yes it is a Bad ass Cruiser but it aint all you make it out to be!!!
VMAX 1/4 mile and performance numbers
Just picked up the latest issue of Cycle World, and they had a full test of the new 2009 VMAX. This is the first one I've seen since the bike was debuted. Here's what they have:
Rear wheel horsepower: 174.3 @9000 RPM
Rear wheel torque: 113.0 @6600 RPM
1/4 mile time: 10.26 @ 135.8 mph
0-30 mph: 1.3
0-60 mph: 2.7
0-90 mph: 5.0
Top gear roll ons:
Measured top speed: 138
Average fuel economy: 27 mpg
High/low fuel economy: 31/23mpg
Avarage range including reserve: 107 miles
From 30 mph: 31'
From 60 mph: 128'
Wet weight: 701 lb
Thinking outside the box since 1975
Thats weird because I have yet to see a Busa or a Zx14 beat a 2009/2010 Vmax in the 1/4 mile . Maybe the guys on the Vmax's are just better riders?